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Undeclared at FSC

Undeclared at FSC

It is not uncommon for first-year students to arrive on campus without declaring a specific major. Don’t worry! Exploration can be an exciting part of your first year.

As an Undeclared student, you will sample a wide range of courses, make progress on completing your general education requirements, and clarify your interests to help you decide on a major. Students benefit from one-on-one personalized advising to help explore academic interests, connect to on-campus resources, course planning, and ultimately select a major.

Undeclared Milestones

  • Semester 1 Milestones:
    • Complete 16 hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Meet with Undeclared Advisor for major exploration
    • Utilize at least one campus resource for major & career exploration
    • Attend Undeclared Group Advising
    • Engage in on-campus organizations & activities
    • Complete at least one Passport Program requirement
  • Semester 2 Milestones:
    • Complete 16 hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Continue exploring majors with advisor
    • Connect with faculty from disciplines of interest
    • Attend Undeclared Group Advising
    • Consider summer classes to complete course requisites for desired major
    • Complete at least one Passport Program requirement
  • Semester 3 Milestones:
    • Complete 16 hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Enroll in courses for intended major
    • Complete at least one Passport Program requirement
    • Meet with Undeclared Advisor to declare your major
    • Declare your major

Student Testimonials

Sydney Eshleman

Beginning my college education, I knew that I wanted a career that included helping people, but I wasn’t exactly sure which degree was right for me. Florida Southern’s Undeclared Program gave me the opportunity to explore multiple options offered at FSC during my freshman year. From meeting professors and students in a variety of majors, I was able to talk with them and discern the major that was most suitable for me. Not only did my advisors help walk me through the process of changing my major, but they also went as far as going with me to meet the faculty of my new major. I am so very thankful that I had the luxury to make an informed decision with support of a knowledgeable faculty and supportive advisor about the academic decision that would affect the rest of my life.

Kylie Throne

As an undeclared student, I’ve had the opportunity to explore a number of different subject areas here at FSC. I've always had a love for learning what every subject in school has to offer, but for me this means that it's been difficult to pin down a major. As I have journeyed through my first year, I took courses such as sociology, philosophy, anatomy, and art history. Many of these were fascinating to learn about but not what I was truly interested in. After taking these courses, I went from believing I wanted to be in the sciences to realizing that I am far more interested in the arts. Although I haven’t declared my major yet, I'm one step closer to making that decision. Many students begin college feeling pressured to declare a major right away, but starting out “open” can introduce you to new classes and professors that can spark interests you never knew you had.